Prohibition of Chemical and Biological Weapons: Hearing Before ..., 93-2, Dec. 10, 1974

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Page 37 - A treaty shall be interpreted in good faith in accordance with the ordinary meaning to be given to the terms of the treaty in their context and in the light of its object and purpose.
Page 36 - Protocol and related rules of customary international law prohibit the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases and of all analogous liquids, materials, or devices and prohibits use of bacteriological methods of warfare.
Page 36 - Whereas the prohibition of such use has been declared in treaties to which the majority of Powers of the world are parties; and To the end that this prohibition shall be universally accepted as a part of international law, binding alike the conscience and the practice of nations; DECLARE : That the high contracting parties, so far as they are not already parties to treaties prohibiting such use, accept this prohibition, agree to extend this prohibition to the use of bacteriological methods of warfare...
Page 37 - There shall be taken into account, together with the context: (a) any subsequent agreement between the parties regarding the interpretation of the treaty or the application of its provisions; (b) any subsequent practice in the application of the treaty which establishes the agreement of the parties regarding its interpretation; (c) any relevant rules of international law applicable in the relations between the parties.
Page 16 - Mr. Chairman, this completes my prepared statement I would be happy to respond to any questions you or other Members of the Subcommittee may have at this time.
Page 39 - Convention for the Supervision of the International Trade in Arms and Ammunition and in Implements of War, signed at Geneva June 17, 1925.
Page 36 - To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification...
Page 12 - States renounces, as a matter of national policy, first use of herbicides in war except use, under regulations applicable to their domestic use, for control of vegetation within US bases and installations or around their immediate defensive perimeters, and first use of riot control agents in war except in defensive military modes to save lives...
Page 21 - States whose armed forces or allies do not observe provisions, c — to cease to be binding as regards use of chemical agents with respect to any enemy State whose armed forces or allies do not observe provisions, d — does not constitute recognition of or involve treaty relations with Israel.
Page 55 - ... thereby fostering public welfare and education, aiding the development of our country's industries, and adding to the material prosperity and happiness of our people.

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